Dick Cheney famously disclosed a few years ago that he had the wireless function of his pacemaker disconnected while he was Vice President because he was concerned that hackers might fiddle with the device remotely and do him harm. We...Show More Summary
New Jersey arbitrator’s ruling: “Teacher Who Was Late to Work 111 Times in 2 Years Will Keep His Job” [AP/Time] Claim: feds’ Title IX regs on campus discipline and sex were OK, but colleges went overboard [Sam Bagenstos, Washington Monthly; my different view; Scott Greenfield] Related on OCR power: David Savage and Timothy Phelps, L.A. Show More Summary
Federal law enforcement agencies of America: prepare to get your Stingray house in order. The DOJ has just issued its official guidance for Stingray use and it's full of stipulations that won't make the FBI, DEA or any other participant in a federal investigation very happy. Show More Summary
The excitement over the mad dash to finish TPP -- and the failure to do so -- has rather obscured the other so-called trade deals currently being negotiated, such as TAFTA/TTIP and the one between the EU and Canada, CETA. As Techdirt...Show More Summary
Most homes don't have a 3D printer... yet. But just as most homes didn't have a "computer" or an internet connection just a few years ago, technology can change quickly, and 3D printers could become ubiquitous relatively quickly. With...Show More Summary
Former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee responds as follows to a federal judge’s contempt finding against Rowan County clerk Kim Davis: Kim Davis in federal custody removes all doubts about the criminalization of Christianity in this country. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, there were separate hearings in two of the most watched cases around the NSA bulk phone records collections. First up, was a hearing before district judge Richard Leon, who was the first judge to find the NSA's bulk collection of phone records under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act unconstitutional. Show More Summary
Last June, the Second Circuit appeals court restored a bit of Fourth Amendment protection to computers/devices seized by government investigators. In the case being appealed, accountant Stavros Ganias had three of his computers imaged by Army investigators looking for evidence of billing fraud and property theft. Show More Summary
More details in the departure of a prominent dean paint the picture of an overwhelmingly toxic relationship with faculty.
What is it about state courts where they seem much more confused by the law than federal courts? The latest is a horrifically confused ruling out of Washington State's Supreme Court, basically handwaving its way past nearly all caselaw on Section 230 of the CDA. Show More Summary
Who could be mad at this cute little hamster? Oh, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner for whom the toy was named... without her consent. [Jezebel] You like song parodies. So checkout these law-based ones that are "funny to lawyers who have had three drinks after the dessert course." Bonus: it also raises money for Legal Aid. Show More Summary
Wine and presentations about the future of law.
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We're back again with another in our weekly reading list posts, of books we think our community will find interesting and thought provoking. Once again, buying the book via the Amazon links in this story also help support Techdirt. As...Show More Summary
Learn how to create and manage apps for the Windows Store while prepping yourself for the certification exams with the $50 Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer Bundle. The first course covers a complete overview of programming in C#, including all the syntax, build types and customization tips. Show More Summary
Let me just warn you in advance that the following sentence will make no sense at all: After a 16-year-old Fayetteville girl made a sexually explicit nude photo of herself for her boyfriend last fall, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office... Show More Summary
President Obama recently suggested that law schools get rid of the third year most now require, suggesting that the final year is mainly useless and a waste of time and money. Since most students fulfill all of their mandatory courses within the first 2 years, what exactly is the point of the third year anyway? […]
Kidnapping suspect learns a lesson he must have missed at Harvard Law...
One of the easiest ways to set yourself apart from the crowd and to gain expertise in a field is to narrow your focus. But pick too narrow of a focus and you might find yourself struggling to stay busy. Have too general a practice and it may be......
Dr. Strangelove has nothing on West Point law professor William Bradford. Unlike Stanley Kubrick's crazed doctor, or even the unhinged General Buck Turgidson, Prof. Bradford doesn't want to just kill America's supposed enemies abroad, he wants to take out the traitors here at home as well. That means killing......